Monday, March 12, 2012

This One is the Right Size for AAQI!

I have been making (and buying) little quilts for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative for quite a few years. Lately, I've been using vintage embroideries that can be had for very little money. This is the other half of the dresser scarf that I used for a quilt in my last post. This end was badly stained with spots that looked like rust, but I wanted to save it. In the center along the edge of the dresser scarf, there were two more little embroideries that I cut out and appliqued on either side of the big flower tree, thus covering the ugly stain. Now, it might not necessarily make "sense" pictorally, but at least I saved the vintage embroidery.
I couldn't add any borders to this one to keep it under the limit for a Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt, so I added the little yellow piping and a floral binding to give it a little "zing". I'm calling this one "Spring Revisited", it's such happy colors and has been saved from obscurity. It's #9670, my 18th little quilt for AAQI.

There are many quilts currently for sale on the AAQI Quilts for Sale page. You can even search for a particular quilt artist if you like their work - how cool is that? The prices are extremely reasonable, from as low as $16 on up. Since AAQI is an all volunteer organization, all profits go to fund Alzheimer's research.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the idea of using vintage linens within quilts and this is very cute~!!~

    thank you for your nice comment on my blog.